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Posted on February 23, 2012 , by junowebdesign

Studying for regular tests, finals and midterms can be a stressful activity, no matter if you’re a studying whizz or a last minute crammer. Exercise is a great way to reduce studying stress, and can help focus and motivate as well as being a welcome distraction.

Of course, everybody deals with school differently, but by letting yourself unwind through exercise and regular breaks you can overcome a lot of common problems.


Exercise is well known to release endorphins, the brain’s ‘feel good’ transmitters. Whether you’re working on fitness or stalking the mat in training, you’ll be able to feel the effect on your energy levels and mood. This natural boost can re-invigorate your study programme.


Research has shown that exercising can improve your resistance to stress. With a sport such as wrestling that builds mental and physical toughness, there are lots of ways that this can help you deal with studying commitments.

Reduces Tension

By concentrating on your body movements, this pushes all other thoughts out of your mind and helps you to shake off the day’s worries. By focusing on a single physical task you have to remain clear and calm, which will make you more productive for the rest of the day.


Exercise boosts energy levels without resorting to high caffeine drinks. These can give you a huge jolt of energy but will make you crash afterwards, leaving you drained and also disrupt your sleep cycle. Sport will boost your energy levels as well as giving you a good night’s sleep.

As well as helping with your studying, being involved in sports can help you in any college applications. Being committed and being able to juggle lots of activities are important skills that will impress admissions tutors. The mental and physical skills used in wrestling can therefore have a huge positive effect on the rest of your studying life.

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